In August 1977 NASA sent a probe called Voyager 2 into space. And following its launch, the craft traveled to several planets in our solar system, sending back pictures and information on the celestial bodies to Earth. Yet all these years later, Voyager 2 is still active – and it’s been pushing the boundaries of what’s possible even further.
You see, in October 2018 NASA published a news release announcing that Voyager 2 may be approaching interstellar space. And this feat would certainly be momentous; if the craft managed to travel into this remote part of the galaxy, it would become only the second man-made entity to do so. The first craft to have reached this milestone had actually been the probe’s sister, Voyager 1, which had achieved the feat in 2013.